Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden

TitleSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadSteve McGrath
Executive AssistantSally Murdoch

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Unbalanced analysis of variance

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Webster, R. 2022. Unbalanced analysis of variance. in: Daya Sagar, B. S, Cheng, Q., McKinley, J. and Agterberg, F. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Mathematical Geosciences Springer.

Results of the Classical and other Long-term Experiments

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Macdonald, A. J. Results of the Classical and other Long-term Experiments .

Fungicide resistance management: maximising the effective life of plant protection products

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Corkley, I., Fraaije, B. A. and Hawkins, N. J. 2021. Fungicide resistance management: maximising the effective life of plant protection products. Plant Pathology. 00, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13467

Theory of microbial coexistence in promoting soil–plant ecosystem health

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, N., Nunan, N., Hirsch, P. R., Sun, B., Zhou, J. and Liang, Y. 2021. Theory of microbial coexistence in promoting soil–plant ecosystem health. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 57, p. 897–911. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-021-01586-w

The distribution of soil micro-nutrients and the effects on herbage micro-nutrient uptake and yield in three different pasture systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thomas, C. L., Darch, T., Harris, P., Beaumont, D. A. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. The distribution of soil micro-nutrients and the effects on herbage micro-nutrient uptake and yield in three different pasture systems. Agronomy. 11 (9), p. 1731. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11091731

High-yielding forage grass cultivars increase root biomass and soil organic carbon stocks compared with mixed-species permanent pasture in temperate soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gregory, A. S., Joynes, A., Dixon, E. R., Beaumont, D. A., Murray, P. J., Humphreys, M. W., Richter, G. M. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2021. High-yielding forage grass cultivars increase root biomass and soil organic carbon stocks compared with mixed-species permanent pasture in temperate soil. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13160

The nitrogen economy of rice-livestock systems in Uruguay

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castillo, J., Kirk, G. J. D., Rivero, M. J., Dobermann, A. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. The nitrogen economy of rice-livestock systems in Uruguay. Global Food Security. 30 (September), p. 100566. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100566

Magnesium and calcium overaccumulate in the leaves of a schengen3 mutant of Brassica rapa

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alcock, T. D., Thomas, C. L., Lochlainn, S. O., Pongrac, P., Wilson, M., Moore, C., Reyt, G., Vogel-Mikus, K., Kelemen, M., Hayden, R., Wilson, L., Stephenson, P., Ostergaard, L., Irwin, J. A., Hammond, J. P., King, G. J., Salt, D. E., Graham, N. S., White, P. J. and Broadley, M. R. 2021. Magnesium and calcium overaccumulate in the leaves of a schengen3 mutant of Brassica rapa. Plant Physiology. 186 (3), pp. 1616-1631. https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab150

Quantifying the frequency and volume of urine deposition by grazing sheep using tri-axial accelerometers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Marsden, K. A., Lush, L., Holmberg, J. A., Harris, I. M., Whelan, M. J., Webb, S., King, A. J., Wilson, R. P., Jones, D. L., Charteris, A. F., Cardenas, L. M. and Chadwick, D. R. 2021. Quantifying the frequency and volume of urine deposition by grazing sheep using tri-axial accelerometers. Animal. 15 (6), p. 100234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2021.100234

Comparison of soil tortuosity calculated by different methods

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, Y., Yang, Z., Wang, F. and Zhang, X. 2021. Comparison of soil tortuosity calculated by different methods. Geoderma. 402, p. 115358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115358

Elucidating the performance of hybrid models for predicting extreme water flow events through variography and wavelet analyses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curceac, S., Milne, A. E., Atkinson, P. M., Wu, L. and Harris, P. 2021. Elucidating the performance of hybrid models for predicting extreme water flow events through variography and wavelet analyses. Journal of Hydrology. 598 (126442). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126442

Changes in agricultural climate in South-Eastern England from 1892 to 2016 and differences in cereal and permanent grassland yield

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Addy, J., Ellis, R. H., Macdonald, A. J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2021. Changes in agricultural climate in South-Eastern England from 1892 to 2016 and differences in cereal and permanent grassland yield. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 308-309, p. 108560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108560

The effect of soil properties on zinc lability and solubility in soils of Ethiopia – an isotopic dilution study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mossa, A-W., Gashu, D., Broadley, M. R., Dunham, S. J., McGrath, S. P., Bailey, E. H. and Young, S. D. 2021. The effect of soil properties on zinc lability and solubility in soils of Ethiopia – an isotopic dilution study. Soil. 7, pp. 255-268. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-255-2021

Continental-scale controls on soil organic carbon across sub-Saharan Africa

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Von Fromm, S. F., Hoyt, A. M, Lange, M., Acquah, G., Aynekulu, E., Berhe, A. A, Haefele, S. M., McGrath, S. P., Shepherd, K. D., Sila, A. M., Six, J., Towett, E. K, Trumbore, S. E., Vagen, T.-G, Weullow, E., Winowiecki, L. A. and Doetterl, S. 2021. Continental-scale controls on soil organic carbon across sub-Saharan Africa. Soil. 7, pp. 305-332. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-305-2021

Significant soil degradation is associated with intensive vegetable cropping in a subtropical area: a case study in southwestern China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lu, M., Powlson, D. S., Liang, Y., Chadwick, D. R., Long, S., Liu, D. and Chen, X. 2021. Significant soil degradation is associated with intensive vegetable cropping in a subtropical area: a case study in southwestern China. Soil. 7, pp. 333-346. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-333-2021

Optimizing setup of scan number in FTIR spectroscopy using the moment distance index and PLS regression: application to soil spectroscopy

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barra, I., Khiari, L., Haefele, S. M., Sakrabani, R. and Kebede, F. 2021. Optimizing setup of scan number in FTIR spectroscopy using the moment distance index and PLS regression: application to soil spectroscopy. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 13358. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92858-w

Metagenomic approaches reveal differences in genetic diversity and relative abundance of nitrifying bacteria and archaea in contrasting soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Clark, I. M., Hughes, D. J., Fu, Q., Abadie, M. and Hirsch, P. R. 2021. Metagenomic approaches reveal differences in genetic diversity and relative abundance of nitrifying bacteria and archaea in contrasting soils . Scientific Reports. 11, p. 15905. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95100-9

Modelling in cassava production and pest management under biotic and abiotic constraints

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alonso Chavez, V., Milne, A. E., Van Den Bosch, F., Pita, J. and Mcquaid, C. F. 2021. Modelling in cassava production and pest management under biotic and abiotic constraints. Plant Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-021-01170-8

Simulating cropping sequences using earth observation data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sharp, R. T., Henrys, P. A., Jarvis, S. G., Whitmore, A. P., Milne, A. E., Coleman, K., Mohankumar, S. E. P. and Metcalfe, H. 2021. Simulating cropping sequences using earth observation data. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 188, p. 106330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2021.106330

Climate Factors Contribute to Grassland Net Primary Productivity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richter, G. M. and Topp, C. F. E. 2021. Climate Factors Contribute to Grassland Net Primary Productivity. Agronomy. 11 (6), p. 1076. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11061076

Plastics in biosolids from 1950 to 2016: A function of global plastic production and consumption

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Okoffo, E. D., Donner, E., McGrath, S. P., Tscharke, B. J., O’Brien, J. W., O’Brien, S., Ribeiro, F., Burrows, S. D., Toapanta, T., Rauert, C., Samanipour, S., Mueller, J. F. and Thomas, K. V. 2021. Plastics in biosolids from 1950 to 2016: A function of global plastic production and consumption. Water Research. 201 (June 16th), p. 117367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2021.117367

A case study on the effects of data temporal resolution on the simulation of water flux extremes using a process-based model at the grassland field scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wu, L., Curceac, S., Atkinson, Peter, Milne, A. E. and Harris, P. 2021. A case study on the effects of data temporal resolution on the simulation of water flux extremes using a process-based model at the grassland field scale. Agricultural Water Management. 255, p. 107049. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2021.107049

Conveyance of texture signals along a rat whisker

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Oladazimi, M., Putelat, T., Szalai, R., Noda, K., Shimoyama, I., Champneys, A. and Schwarz, C. 2021. Conveyance of texture signals along a rat whisker. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 13570. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92770-3

Black-grass model

J - Computer programs
Metcalfe, H. 2021. Black-grass model. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4966165

Impact of tillage methods and sowing rates on yield and weed supression in multi-speacies swards

Conference paper
Beaumont, D. A., Storkey, J., Eales, G., Jones, H. E., Le Cocq, K., Saunders, K. S., Stagg, B. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Impact of tillage methods and sowing rates on yield and weed supression in multi-speacies swards. Grassland Science in Europe Meeting the future demands for grassland production. European Grassland Federation.

Forecasting future crop suitability with microclimate data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gardner, A. S., Maclean, I. M. D., Gaston, K. J. and Bütikofer, L. 2021. Forecasting future crop suitability with microclimate data. Agricultural Systems. 190, p. 103084. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103084

Long term simulations of macronutrients (C, N and P) in UK freshwaters

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, V. A., Naden, P. S., Tipping, E., Davies, H. N., Carnell, E., Davies, J. A. C., Dore, A. J., Dragosits, U., Lapworth, D. J., Muhammed, S. E., Quninton, J. N., Stuart, M., Tomilinson, S., Wang, L., Whitmore, A. P. and Wu, L. 2021. Long term simulations of macronutrients (C, N and P) in UK freshwaters. Science of the Total Environment. 776, p. 145813. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145813

Functional biogeography of weeds reveals how anthropogenic management blurs trait–climate relationships

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bourgeois, B., Munoz, F., Gaba, S., Denelle, P., Fried, G., Storkey, J. and Violle, C. 2021. Functional biogeography of weeds reveals how anthropogenic management blurs trait–climate relationships. Journal of Vegetation Science. 32 (2), p. e12999. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12999

Is 'soil health' meaningful as a scientific concept or as terminology?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S. 2021. Is 'soil health' meaningful as a scientific concept or as terminology? Soil Use and Management. 37 (3), pp. 403-405. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12721

The grain mineral composition of barley, oat and wheat on soils with pH and soil phosphorus gradients

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jordan-Meille, L., Holland, J. E., McGrath, S. P., Glendining, M. J., Thomas, C. L. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. The grain mineral composition of barley, oat and wheat on soils with pH and soil phosphorus gradients. European Journal of Agronomy. 126, p. 126281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2021.126281

Prediction of soil hydraulic properties by Gaussian process regression algorithm in arid and semiarid zones in Iran

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rastgou, M., Bayat, H., Mansoorizadeh, M. and Gregory, A. S. 2021. Prediction of soil hydraulic properties by Gaussian process regression algorithm in arid and semiarid zones in Iran. Soil & Tillage Research. 210, p. 104980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2021.104980

The nutritional quality of cereals varies geospatially in Ethiopia and Malawi

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gashu, D., Nalivata, P. C., Amede, T., Ander, E. L., Bailey, E. H., Botoman, L., Chagumaira, C., Gameda, S., Haefele, S. M., Hailu, K., Joy, E. J. M., Kalimbira, A. A., Kumssa, D. B., Lark, R. M., Ligowe, I. S., McGrath, S. P., Milne, A. E., Mossa, A. W., Munthali, M., Towett, E. K., Walsh, M. G., Wilson, L., Young, S. D. and Broadley, M. R. 2021. The nutritional quality of cereals varies geospatially in Ethiopia and Malawi. Nature. 594, pp. 71-76. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03559-3

Substrate control of sulphur utilisation and microbial stoichiometry in soil: Results of C-13, N-15, C-14, and S-35 quad labelling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Q., Kuzyakov, Y., Pan, W., Tang, S., Chadwick, D. R., Wen, Y., Hill, P. W., Macdonald, A. J., Ge, T., Si, L., Wu, L. and Jones, D. L. 2021. Substrate control of sulphur utilisation and microbial stoichiometry in soil: Results of C-13, N-15, C-14, and S-35 quad labelling. The ISME Journal. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-021-00999-7

Wet chemistry data for a subset of AfSIS: Phase I archived soil samples, World Agroforestry - Research Data Repository

N - Datasets
Vagen,T-G., Winowiecki, L-A., Desta, L., Tondoh, J., Weullow, E., Shepherd, K., Sila, A., Dunham, S. J., Hernandez, J. M. B., Carter, J. and McGrath, S. P. 2021. Wet chemistry data for a subset of AfSIS: Phase I archived soil samples, World Agroforestry - Research Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/66BFOB

African soil properties and nutrients mapped at 30 m spatial resolution using two-scale ensemble machine learning

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hengl, T., Miller, M. A. E., Krizan, J., Shepherd, K. D., Sila, A., Kilibarda, M., Antonijevic, O., Glusica, L., Dobermann, A., Haefele, S. M., McGrath, S. P., Acquah, G., Collinson, J., Parente, L., Sheykmousa, M., Saito, K., Johnson, J-M., Chamberlain, J., Silatsa, F. B. T., Yemefack, M., Wendt, J., MacMillan, R. A., Wheeler, I. and Crouch, J. 2021. African soil properties and nutrients mapped at 30 m spatial resolution using two-scale ensemble machine learning. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 6130. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85639-y

Combining host plant defence with targeted nutrition: key to durable control of hemiparasitic Striga in cereals in sub-Saharan Africa?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mwangangi, I. M., Buchi, L., Haefele, S. M., Bastiaans, L., Runo, S. and Rodenburg, J. 2021. Combining host plant defence with targeted nutrition: key to durable control of hemiparasitic Striga in cereals in sub-Saharan Africa? New Phytologist. 230 (6), pp. 2164-2178. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17271

Relative contributions of bacteria and fungi to nitrous oxide emissions following nitrate application in soils representing different land uses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Le Cocq, K., Charteris, A., Abadie, M., Chadwick, D. R., Clark, I. M., Bedmar, E. J. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Relative contributions of bacteria and fungi to nitrous oxide emissions following nitrate application in soils representing different land uses. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 159, p. 105199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2021.105199

Defining Integrated Weed Management: A Novel Conceptual Framework for Models

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Storkey, J., Helps, J., Hull, R. I., Milne, A. E. and Metcalfe, H. 2021. Defining Integrated Weed Management: A Novel Conceptual Framework for Models. Agronomy. 11 (4), p. 747. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11040747

Modelling the Interactions of Soils, Climate, and Management for Grass Production in England and Wales

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Giannitsopoulos, M. L., Burgess, P. J., Richter, G. M., Bell, M. J., Topp, C. F. E., Ingram, J. and Takahashi, T. 2021. Modelling the Interactions of Soils, Climate, and Management for Grass Production in England and Wales. Agronomy. 11 (4), p. 677. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11040677

Optimising storage conditions and processing of sheep urine prior to subsequent nitrogen-cycle and gaseous emission measurements from urine patches

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Charteris, A., Marsden, K. A., Evans, J., Barrat, H., Loick, N., Jones, D. L., Chadwick, D. R. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Optimising storage conditions and processing of sheep urine prior to subsequent nitrogen-cycle and gaseous emission measurements from urine patches. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 12116. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-91498-4